An Evening of Music by Popular Seminar Leaders

February 26, 2016
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An Evening of Music by Popular Seminar Leaders

By Suzanne Besser Over the years, Brad Conner and Ben Sears have attracted hundreds of Beacon Hill followers who’ve been educated, entertained and engrossed in the Beacon Hill Seminar classes they’ve taught. Last weekend the creative duo went one step further and enthralled their students and other neighbors with their considerable musical talents. On...

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Volunteers Knocking on Local Doors for Sanders

February 26, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Leading up to the Massachusetts Primary on Super Tuesday, March 1, and following the big win in New Hampshire, the Bernie Sanders Campaign office in Charlestown has been flooded with supporters from around the Boston area on a daily basis – fanning out all over the city to reach voters in...

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Downtown View:When Should A Building be Landmarked?

February 26, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor Walsh wants to illuminate Boston City Hall, which opened in 1969. William Rawn’s redesign of architect Philip Johnson’s 1971 addition to the Boston Public Library is coming to fruition. These two events bring home the complications of deciding what architecture to preserve in a history-obsessed city. These buildings have...

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Freedom Trail Pilots New Revolutionary Women Tour

February 26, 2016
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Freedom Trail Foundation announces a first-time ever opportunity to experience and discover the women who took part in the American Revolution, and the generations of women that followed, inaugurating their own struggles for freedom and equality. The official pilot of the new Freedom Trail Revolutionary Women Tour...

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Boston City Council Residency Hearing Rescheduled for Feb 26

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston City Council hearing scheduled last week to tackle Mayor Martin Walsh’s plan to strengthen the city’s residency requirement for city employees was canceled. The hearing was to be chaired by At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty but he was forced to make a last minute change in order to attend...

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Jay Livingstone Endorsed by Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee has endorsed Beacon Hill’s State Rep. Jay Livingstone in the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate race. The endorsement followed the Ward 5 Committee’s Democratic Candidates Forum held Feb. 16 at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. The seven candidates, Jay Livingstone, Lydia...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Hill House Valentine’s Day Party

February 18, 2016
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Hill House Valentine’s Day Party

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Beacon Hillers Cook Local

February 18, 2016
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Beacon Hillers Cook Local

Alastair and Leslie Adam participated in a in a private tour and cooking class for Beacon Hillers at the Boston Public Market.

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Bin 26 Enoteca Gets Facelift

February 18, 2016
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Bin 26 Enoteca Gets Facelift

By Dan Murphy The Charles Street restaurant Bin 26 Enoteca has reopened after undergoing an extensive interior remodeling. Babak Bina, who owns and operates the upscale Italian eatery with his sister, Chef Azita Bina-Seibel, said the 10-day renovation included the replacement of hardwood flooring and refurbishing the walnut tables and bar, as well as...

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Urban Renewal Council Questions Content of BRA Extension Plan

February 18, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, according to Corey Zehngebot, senior urban designer and...

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Sun Expands to Two Neighborhoods

February 18, 2016
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The Back Bay Sun changed its name to The Boston Sun and published its first weekly edition last Thursday providing coverage of the Back Bay, South End and  Fenway-Kenmore, neighborhoods of Boston. “We look forward to reporting on the meetings, organizations, schools, and social gatherings in these exciting and vibrant neighborhoods of Boston,” said...

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Young Friends of the Public Garden to Hold Skating Party

February 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy To commemorate Leap Year, the Young Friends of the Public Garden is welcoming people of all ages on Monday, Feb. 29, for an evening of skating on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond. The cost is $35 per person, which includes skate rental and hot cocoa, as well as use of the...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives....

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Beacon Hillers find Cooking is Fun at Boston Market

February 18, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Twenty neighbors recently got a good taste of how to ‘eat local’, why it’s so important and just how much fun it can be. They were participants in a private tour and cooking class for Beacon Hillers at the Boston Public Market, the long-awaited market at 100 Hanover Street that opened...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2016

February 18, 2016
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Recovered – Stolen Motor Vehicle 01/23/16 – At around 4:27 p.m., officers responded to Charles Street South for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. On arrival, police found a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse that was reported stolen. The car was towed for safekeeping, and the Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit...

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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...

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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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We all deserve to be paid fairly To the editor: I enjoyed the “Downtown View” in Feb. 11’s The Back Bay Sun, but disagree with the section on the highly compensated MBTA workers. If I recall correctly, the two highest paid workers made over $200,000 and $300,000 in one year with overtime and some...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 18, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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Civic Association Gala

February 12, 2016
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Civic Association Gala

Winter Gala Co-Chairs Frank McGuire and Deb Hanley with Kyra and Charlie Haydock stop for a photo during Saturday night’s 44th Annual Beacon Hill Civic Association Winter Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gala was well attended and all had a good time.

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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

February 12, 2016
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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

It was a sense of connection to the Public Garden that brought Eileen Lee Scafidi to the Friends of the Public Garden in 2014 to serve as the organization’s first communications and outreach director. A friend forwarded her the job description and suggested that it would be a good fit.  “I wasn’t really applying...

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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

February 12, 2016
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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

By Betsy Peterson Yes, the right diet can help protect your brain as well as your heart! There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The evidence has mounted in recent years, from hundreds of studies, that the way we eat can significantly affect the health of...

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Advent School Purchases Third Building on Hill

February 12, 2016
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The Advent School has completed the purchase of 99 West Cedar St. on Beacon Hill, school officials announced Thursday. The two-story 5,500-square foot building adds to space currently owned and occupied by the school just a few blocks away at 15 and 17 Brimmer St. The school completed an extensive renovation of 99 West...

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